You may be asking yourself – where do I start when it comes to writing a resume? Take a look at the next ten steps for resume tips and how to use a template to input your information.

10 Tips on How to Create a Resume and Market Yourself

1. Create a Resume Rough Draft and write out the information you want your resume to display. Decide on what contact information you want to share with recruiters. Use an email for your resume that you often check or create an email address just for job applications. This will help you keep organized with applications and recruiter correspondence.

 

2. Write a Professional Summary or create an objective section to highlight your skills and what you are looking for in your next role. Keep it short and to the point, so recruiters/employers can read through it and quickly understand who you are.

 

3. Highlight your Resume Keywords to make sure you are including key information from your roles and skill set. Include technologies, equipment and any other keywords to highlight your skills throughout your resume.

 

4. Find a Resume Template. There are many templates online, search and find the best one for you. Some great websites to find a template are:  Canva, Indeed, Microsoft Office, and many more. HSGI also provides templates to help construct and streamline your information to make it easy to read. Make sure not use any crazy font or any bold colors. Recommended Font and Color are Arial Black. Also, use a template that is 1-2 pages long to keep it brief. This will make your resume more attractive to recruiters and hiring managers, when you keep it short and to the point.  You can find our resume template here. 

 

5. Input the Information onto the Resume Template. Transfer your notes from your rough draft and place it onto your template. Customize the template to make it yours.  Make sure to input the correct contact information, job titles, dates, locations, education, certifications, additional skills, etc.

 

6. Review your Resume Bulleted Role Descriptions. If you need help coming up with bullet points, pull up your offer letter from your previous roles. It should list job duties that give you written descriptions to input onto your resume template. Think through your day-to-day duties and what technologies/equipment you used to include in the bullet points. Keep the bullet points short and to the point. Aim to have 3-6 bullet points per role.

 

7. Add Any Further Information. References, contributions, projects, further skills are optional to add to your resume. If you have the information, keep it short and add it on there to highlight further skills. For references, make sure to include the full name, their job title, if they were a colleague/manager, and their contact information (phone number and email).

 

8. Proofread the Final Product. Make sure to read through your resume and double check that grammar/spelling is all correct. Also, make sure all the font type, size and color are the same. At the end of your bullet points decide whether to use a period (end of sentence) or not. Make sure it is consistent and easy to read.

 

9. Send your Resume to your Recruiter and/or Post it online. Connect with HSGI, Inc. and give us a call at 678 377 1132 to let us know what role you are looking for and how we can help. Have it ready to help us expedite the process to get you set up with an interview as soon as the role you are looking for is available. Post it online on various job boards to put your name and skill set out there. Some great online career sites are JSfirm, Indeed, Career Builder, Monster and LinkedIn.

 

10. Good Luck on Your Job Search! Keep your resume updated and reach out to HSGI for any job search and career assistance you may need.

 

HSGI, Inc. Basic Resume Template

 

Searching for a new career? You can’t go wrong with jobs in information technology, a field that’s set to grow over 20% in the near future.

Information technology, also known as IT, is a field that’s expanding faster than many other industries. It pays well, too; many in-demand positions have an annual average wage at around $86,000.

To break into IT, you’re going to need certain tech skills. Here are the top five most in-demand skills you need to impress potential bosses, stand out from the crowd, and land your dream job!

1. Coding

It almost goes without saying that the foundation of any tech job is coding knowledge. Understanding basic HTML and/or C++ is crucial for many in the IT industry.

There are many code languages out there. If you’re applying for a specific position, try to see if they value one over another and focus on developing your knowledge in that language.

Don’t be intimidated if you don’t have a university degree in JavaScript, HTML, or Python. Certifications and degrees help, but sometimes you can find free, self-guided learning resources online.

2. Cloud Computing

The cloud, an online storage database, has become an increasingly attractive option for many companies. Information can be instantly shared no matter where your workforce is.

Along with this new digital communications service comes unique challenges. Understanding cloud architecture and security are the kind of niche skills you’ll need to land your dream job.

3. Networking

Traditional networking involves growing your circle of associates so that you always have relevant information at your fingertips. Networking for IT is kind of like that, but with computing architecture.

As an IT professional, you’ll need to master both forms of networking. You need to learn how to work with computer networks and the networks of people who use them.

4. Communication

Much like networking, clear and prompt communication is one of the most in-demand skills for future IT pros. It’s a so-called “soft skill” that comes in to play more often than you would expect.

It’s a misconception that the IT field is perfect for introverts. You’ll need to interact with many different people, and may even be asked to give presentations.

Your success depends on being able to clearly explain your work to various teams, coworkers, and leaders. Brush up on your people skills and you’ll go far.

5. Management

Management is another “soft skill” you’ll need to succeed. There are many things you’ll have to manage as an IT professional.

Time management is important to deliver a product on time. Impress potential employers with your project management skills by detailing a job you oversaw from beginning to end.

Including any examples of your management skills in your resume will set you apart from other job seekers. Don’t leave it out!

Top Tech Skills You Need Now

These five tech skills will help you find a job in the growing IT sector. If you’re ready for a change, start checking items off this list. Want to reach out to someone who can help you plan your next career move? Reach out to us today and make your dream job a reality!